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Cabazon, California

Cabazon Dinosaurs

The "world's biggest dinosaur" now houses a creationist museum in its abdomen.
Calipatria, California

Salvation Mountain

Self-built mound covered in messages of God's love.
Calipatria, California

Slab City

During winter months, this abandoned navy base becomes an off-grid home and alternative living community for thousands of retirees.
Calipatria, California

Obsidian Butte on the Salton Sea

Huge otherworldly domed rocks on the shore of a deadly lake.
Calipatria, California

Davis-Schrimpf Seep Field

Burping, gurgling geothermal mud pots by the Salton Sea.
Bombay Beach, California

Bombay Beach

Version of the French Riviera destroyed by the sea.
Thermal, California

Salton Sea

The ghostly remains of an accidental sea.
Thiells, New York

Letchworth Village

Decades after testing the polio vaccine on unwitting patients, this historic mental hospital sits in ruin.
Houck, Arizona

Fort Courage

This abandoned bootleg attraction was built to cash in on the popularity of classic TV show, F Troop.
Alma, Arkansas

Popeye Statue

Bronze statue marks the spinach capital of the world.
Memphis, Tennessee

St. Peter’s Spiritual Temple (Voodoo Village)

A reclusive Memphis neighborhood is home to decades worth of misunderstood Masonic folk art.
Memphis, Tennessee

National Civil Rights Museum

The hotel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot now functions as a museum dedicated to his life's work.
Memphis, Tennessee

Elmwood Cemetery

Mass graves and Victorian monuments mark the history of Memphis in this 19th century cemetery.
Memphis, Tennessee

Silky O'Sullivan's

Home to drunken tower-climbing goats... seriously.
Memphis, Tennessee

The Crystal Shrine Grotto

This head-spinningly bizarre Depression-era art cave is wall-to-wall quartz and Jesus.
Memphis, Tennessee

Sun Studio

This Memphis recording studio launched the careers of Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley.
Nashville, Tennessee

President James K. Polk's Tomb

The grave of America's 11th president is not in some grand monument but instead it's hidden away on the grounds of the Tennessee Capital.
Weatherford, Oklahoma

Dead Woman's Crossing

This highway overpass was named after the tragic disappearance of a young mother who got mixed up with the wrong people.
Los Angeles, California

Marilyn Monroe's Grave

Her final resting place was intended to be modest and private, but the power of her popularity continues to draw visitors.
Los Angeles, California

Thompson Home

Nancy Thompson's Home from "A Nightmare on Elm Street."
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood's most famous landmark, the "temporary" sign that has stood for just short of 9 decades longer than intended.
Atlanta, Georgia

Mount Olive Cemetery

Small cemetery is all that remains of Atlanta's first black communities.
Atlanta, Georgia

The Krog Street Tunnel

An underground magnet for ever-changing street art.
Atlanta, Georgia

CDC Museum

Tour the sci-fi-esque reality of governmental disease management.